Facts about mold

What is mold?

Mold is microscopic fungi that grow in colonies. Under proper conditions, molds can attack materials in a house or building such as fiberboard, drywall, carpet backing, paper, dust, wood, painted surfaces or exposed soils in crawlspaces.

girl-with-snifflesHow does mold spread?

Mold spores are naturally present everywhere in the environment, and they will start to grow in the presence of moisture and any organic matter. The only way to prevent mold growth is to eliminate moisture.

Is mold dangerous?

In addition to causing structural damage to your home, mold can create serious health problems for your family, including:
  • headaches and/or fever
  • coughing, wheezing, runny nose
  • skin rashes
  • diarrhea
  • asthma or other immune responses

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